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-year-old paul warren hardis of arlington, virginia. he has been responsible for creating hours of chaos here at one of the world's most prominent hospitals. police say just after 11:00 this morning, a patient's son became emotionally distraught as a doctor explained to him his mother's medical condition. the son then pulled out a gun and shot the doctor. >> collapsed outside the doorway of the room, and mr. davis was last seen running into the room brandishing the handgun in the direction of his mother, who's confined to the bed. >> reporter: hospital employees were alerted to the danger as dozens of patients and employees were evacuated. police secured the eighth floor as they tried to establish contact with davis and allowed business as usual to continue in the rest of the massive complex until police finally determined davis had shot his mother in the head and then took his own life. >> we are treating this case as a murder-suicide and obviously the shooting of the doctor preceding this discovery are. >> dr. david cohen expected to make a full recovery from his shooting and police st
of virginia for the past four years. >> police do not believe paul partis, the man who terrorized johns hopkins hospital, planned ahead of time, to shoot his elderly mother's doctor. >> no one has indicated to me any level of premeditation. again, back to our investigation. i don't know -- we don't know yet if it was in his daily routine, coming and visiting his mother, that he always had that gun. >> investigators say he was distraught over her prognosis. and used a tiny, 32-caliber cal tech semi automatic handgun, like this one, hitting dr. david cohen with a single shot to the stomach, before killing his mom and then himself. >> it's a very, very small weapon. the whole thing could be concealed in the palm of your hand. >> reporter: partis had a permit to carry a concealed weapon in virginia. but he had no criminal record. >> reporter: partis lived with his mother in this home in arlington, virginia. his brother said he'd make the driver to johns hopkins almost daily, where she was getting treatment to battle cancer. and he thought her health was not improving. >> i guess he thought
of emergency responders actually impeded the investigation. according to west virginia's "the journal," the scene of the fire was cleaned up before crews could properly investigate. and investigators now say they're looking into the possibility that an accelerant spread the flames. kai? >> denise, thank you. there are also concerns about how long it took anyone to call 911 after that fire started. >> a warning tonight to anybody who owns a laser pointer. you better be careful where you aim it. airplanes and helicopters are off limits, or you could find yourself behind bars. wjz is live at state police headquarters. derek valcourt has more on why this is such a huge concern. derek? >> reporter: there are several dangerous incidents over the last month. in fact, last month, a chopper pilot was temporarily blinded while trying to help on a rescue mission. now, those pilots are going on the offensive. >> reporter: eye in the sky, chopper pilots count on their eyesight, which is why all of these pilots have a problem with handheld laser pointers. >> what people do is take this laser and po
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